Walk Along the Great Wall, Visit the Forbidden City & See Highlights of Ancient China
Witness the intersection of China’s storied past and dynamic present on an exploration of Chinese culture and history in Beijing. Walk atop the 2,000-year-old Great Wall as it undulates over the hilly landscape outside the city, and marvel at the vast expanse of stone that protected Chinese dynasties for centuries. Stroll through Tiananmen Square, where demonstrators made history. Meander through the tree-lined alleyways of Beijing’s centuries-old hutong neighborhoods. And touch Beijing’s storied past on a guided tour of the Forbidden City, a sprawling complex of ancient buildings and the Temple of Heaven, an architectural masterpiece where emperors held elaborate prayer ceremonies. For a classic Chinese culinary experience, we feast on Peking duck at a lively local restaurant.
- Visit the Great Wall of China, built over 2,000 years ago to protect China from marauding northern tribes, and walk along its sprawling expanse
- Tour the Forbidden City, the vast palace complex that was home to Chinese emperors for more than 500 years and is now a public museum encompassing 800 buildings
- Enjoy a classic Peking duck dinner at an atmospheric local restaurant, followed by a stroll through a vibrant night market purveying all sorts of unusual culinary delicacies
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